CHICAGO (AP) — Miguel Cabrera and Niko Goodrum homered, José Ureña went seven innings for his first win in two years, and the Detroit Tigers overcame a season-high five errors to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2. Owners of the worst record in the majors, the Tigers matched their highest error total since they committed five against the White Sox in Chicago on Aug. 31, 2014. Third baseman Jeimer Candelario allowed a run to score in the first when he missed a throw and helped bring home another in the third with a throwing error as Chicago grabbed a 2-1 lead. But despite the struggles on defense, Detroit came away with the win after losing 10 of 11.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Patrik Laine and Oliver Bjorkstrand scored in the shootout and the Columbus Blue Jackets snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings. Laine deked Thomas Greiss and beat him between the pads to lead off. Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins denied Jakub Vrana and Adam Erne before Bjorkstrand sealed the win. Merzlikins, who had 41 saves and made two great stops in the waning seconds of the overtime period, got his second shutout of the season and seventh of his career. Greiss had 33 saves for the Red Wings.
UNDATED (AP) — The former NHL player and Czechoslovakian defector Miroslav Frycer has died. The Czech league team he coached said on its website Tuesday he died after an unspecified brief illness. Frycer defected from communist Czechoslovakia and spent most of his eight seasons in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leaf. He was a forward who also played for Quebec, Detroit and Edmonton in the NHL. He represented Czechoslovakia at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics. He joined the Quebec Nordiques for the 1981-82 NHL season. He was traded to Toronto during his rookie season and was an All-Star in 1985. He later played in Germany and Italy. Miroslav Frycer was 61 years old.